“The rhythm of the ride, it’s a natural high, two hearts beating, four feet flying”-Mary Ann Kennedy
Do you ever need something to get the adrenaline pumping or something to relax you during your ride? Have you ever thought about using music?
I’m sitting here writing this and listening to Itunes thinking about what my next playlist will be. When I ride I enjoy a huge variety of music that ranges from hard rock to something more classical. I cannot say that I have a favorite genre, though.
Here are my favorites to ride to:
Hard Rock Favorites: Nightwish and Within Temptations
Horse Hits: Templeton Thompson and Mary Ann Kennedy
Pop Favorites: Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Platten, Nickelback
Classical Hits: Lindsey Sterling, Bond, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Also, anything mixed is a must!! If you really stop and think about it many of the songs we listen to have beats that go to our riding rhythms. Something else I also found is that music helps me with my transition work due to the different tempos and changes. Putting all of this together will lead to future freestyles and lots of fun! I personally cannot wait until I’m up to freestyle level. I have lots of ideas for fun songs to ride to!
The Geek Equestrian’s Riding Playlist:
Alternative: Fall Out Boy, Panic! at The Disco, Halsey and 21 Pilots (these are great for endurance days)
“Classic”/Pop: Pentatonix (great for cool down) and Sia
Country: Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes (my favorite for hack days)
When I am riding to medlies, I do my transitions when the song changes. This way, you and your horse don’t get stuck in a routine and become predictable. Try changing it up and go with the musical flow!
If you want to know more about either of our playlist just ask in the comments. Or, do you have a favorite song you like to ride to? Let us know in the comments!